CAMBRIDGE, UK: Enecsys Ltd, a solar micro-inverter company, has appointed Bernd Kohlstruck as Vice President of Sales and Marketing - Europe and Managing Director of the new Enecsys Europe GmbH, located near Frankfurt in Bad Homburg, Germany.
Kohlstruck joins Enecsys after nine years with Xantrex Technology Inc., where he was Vice President of Wind and European Solar Business and Managing Director in Berlin, Germany. Under his leadership, Xantrex developed into a strong European player in the commercial and industrial solar markets. He brings to Enecsys extensive experience in sales and marketing, and he is a well-known business leader in the solar and wind power electronics market.
Prior to Xantrex, Kohlstruck was Managing Director at Alstom/Ballard, a joint venture between fuel cell company Ballard Power Systems and Alstom. Prior to that he was the leader of both Power Supply Systems and Decentralized Power Supply businesses at AEG, and he held sales management and project engineering positions at Piller KG in the UPS and Secure Power Systems markets. A qualified power electronics engineer and owner of several patents in this field, Kohlstruck participates in a number of sustainable energy councils.
Enecsys is planning to launch its patented solar micro-inverter product in mid-2010.